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  • The Decatur Dixie Boys Baseball program will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at Cedar Ridge fields to elect new officers for the 2008 year.

    Managers and coaches from last year need to attend to vote for new board members.

    For more information, call Bruce Potter 476-8891 or 773-3041.

  • Tryouts will be soon for the 11-and-under Clean Up Crew baseball team from Limestone County. For more information, contact James Stanford at 777-3932 or 771-0562.


  • Youth basketball teams will be taking registration Sept. 17 through Oct. 20 at the Aquadome Recreation Center in Decatur.

    Players are placed by their age on Sept. 1.

    Age divisions include

    Age divisions are: Mixed girls and boys 5-6; boys 7-8; girls 7-9; boys 9-10; girls 10-12; boys 11-12; boys 13-14.

    All players must attend the skills evaluation on Oct. 20 at the Aquadome. Makesup evaluation is Oct. 22.

    For more information, contact David Wisdom at 341-4810 or or Sean Dailey at 341-4834 or

  • Priceville basketball and cheerleading signup will continue Sept. 22 at the Priceville Elementary School Cafeteria and Sept. 29 at the Priceville High School football field.

    Registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

    For more information, call Denise Hallisey at 565-9211.

  • The Tennessee Valley Basketball Association is accepting teams for its fall season, which will features two divisions.

    The grade-school league is looking from teams from across North Alabama to participate. The past two years, the league has conducted more than 2,000 games.

    For more information, contact Dale Liles at 412-7407 or visit the league’s Web site at


  • Jimmy Reist claimed the Burningtree Country Club Men’s Club Championship on Sept. 7-9.

    Casey Thomas finished second.

    Senior club championship honors went to Bill Oliver and Bill Knable grabbed the super senior crown.

    Dana Amberson won the Championship B division. Wally Looney was second.

    Dondi Burcham won the first flight and Gary Craig was the low net winner.

    Robert Peppers took the second flight and Luther Buis was low net.

    Roy Mims won the low net in the super senior play.

  • The second annual Falcon Open golf tournament is set for Sept. 28 at Canebrake Golf Club in Athens. The four-person scramble benefits the Catholic High School Capital Campaign Fund.

    Entry fee is $85 per person and includes lunch. The tournament also looking for hole and cart sponsors.

    For more information call Gary Smith at 837-2227 or email

  • The Cornerstone Christian School Fall golf tournament is set for Oct. 6 at the Point Mallard Golf Course in Decatur.

    Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $300 per team. Tee times begin at 7:45 a.m.

    First- and second-place prizes will given to the winning teams.

    Awards will be given for long drive and closest to the pins.

    Door prizes will be distributed at lunch.

    The event also is looking for sponsors.

    For more information, contact Todd Russell at 351-0772.

  • The first Judy Jester Memorial Scholarship golf tournament will be Oct. 27-28. This is a three-man scramble, and the entry fee is $120. The event will be at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Florence.

    Lunch and registration will be Oct. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. Shotgun starts will be Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 8 a.m.

    For tee times and more information, call (256) 762-9976 or (256) 324-7366.


  • The Living Waters for the World 5 kilometer and 1 kilometer run will be Nov. 24. The 5K begins at 8 a.m.

    The races will start and finish at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 801 Jackson St. S.E. The event will benefit the Living Waters for the World
    ( mission project, which sends missionaries to villages in Central and South America to
    install water purification systems.

    Entry forms are available at area health clubs, recreation centers, shoe and sporting goods stores as well as Westminster Presbyterian Church. Register online at or download entry form at

    For more information contact Jon Elmore at 351-7426,


  • The River City Raptors girls soccer club of Decatur is looking for under-10 and under-12 players to fill out their fall rosters.

    If interested, please view the Web site at and contact club president Greg Zellner at 350-1516 or director of coaching Tommy Dailey at 654-4533.


  • The America’s Best 8-and-under softball team with players from Hatton, Moulton, Speake and Trinity went 1-2 in a Cullman tournament Sept. 8.

    America’s Best defeated the Cullman Crushers 16-9 before losing to Blount County and Trussville’s Red Storm.

    Playing for America’s Best are Haley White, Madison Jones, Bailey Gillespie, Mary Grace Gillespie, McKinley Gillespie, Delaney Terry, Jada Harris, Katie Burden, Katie Amos, Ali Grace Shelton and Allie Jo Kelley.

    Coaches are Bob Collins, Whitney Collins, Emily Collins and Tina Jones.

    Carrying big sticks at the tournament were Terry and Shelton with five hits and two RBIs apiece.

    White added six hits, McKinley Gillespie and Allie Jo Kelley with five hits each and Burden and Jones with four hits each.

    Kelley and Jones each homered.

    Bailey Gillespie had three RBIs.

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